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Transfer Credit Policy

Once a student has matriculated at Fisher College, any course taken at another institution for transfer to Fisher College must be approved in advance through the Office of the Registrar. Evaluation of transfer credit is done only after receipt of an official transcript from the college at which the credit was earned. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that an official transcript is sent to Fisher College for evaluation. Transfer credits are considered for acceptance from regionally accredited institutions or are ACE-credit approved. Upon a change of major, a student may request a re-evaluation of transfer credit. Transfer credit cannot exceed 30 credits for an associate’s degree and 90 credits for a bachelor’s degree, and no transfer credit is accepted for any grade below C-.
 
Some specialized courses or programs may require a higher grade. In general, undergraduate credits do not expire; however, science courses taken seven or more years ago will not be accepted for students in health-related degrees. Technology courses taken seven or more years ago will not be accepted. CS245 will only be accepted if taken within five years. Credit earned outside of Fisher College may be used to meet graduation requirements, but will not affect the cumulative grade-point average. Advanced Placement (AP) tests and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are also accepted for credit based on the minimum score recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). The Office of the Registrar has more detailed information regarding credit by examination.
 
For the Associate in Science in Health Information Technology and the Bachelor of Science in Management, Health Information Management concentration, and Medical Coding certificate, all transfer courses must have been completed within the past seven years with a grade of C or better.
 
For VA-eligible students, a transfer credit evaluation will be conducted prior to attending the first class session. Credit will be granted for prior education, if applicable, with the program shortened proportionately and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notified accordingly.
  
 

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